Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements for Disbursement of Financial Aid

  • Financial aid funds may be prorated for less than full-time enrollment. A Student Information Update Form must be completed if you will be enrolled less than full time.
  • Students enrolled through Open University are not eligible to receive federal or state aid; however, you may qualify for private or alternative loans.
  • Courses taken in an “Audit” status are not eligible for federal or state aid (including loans) and do not count within total units enrolled for receipt of financial aid.

Full-Time Enrollment

  • 12 units and above for an Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate or Credential program
  • 8 units and above for a Graduate degree - 200 level or department approved coursework 

Three Quarter-Time Enrollment

  • 9 - 11 units for an Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate or Credential program
  • 7 units for a Graduate degree - 200 level or department approved coursework

Half-Time Enrollment

  • 6 - 8 units for an Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate or Credential program
  • 4 - 6 units for a Graduate degree - 200 level or department approved coursework